Welcome to this week’s teaching. The responsibility of having a victorious family rests absolutely on you, and that begins with your perception of the family unit and its benefits. When the purpose of the family is clearly understood, the proper family structure and values will be treasured, strengthened and upheld. A lack of understanding and appreciation of the family ultimately creates the tendency to abuse, misuse and take for granted. The family is the God-ordained environment for the building of individuals. There are values to be taught and character traits to be imbibed among members of a family. Successful and solid families do not just come into existence; it is built on a proper marriage foundation. The Bible says, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3).
Every Christian must desire to have a triumphant family life because the success or failure of a family, particularly a Christian family, has far greater effects than many couples know. Successful families are products of successful individuals, as you cannot give what you do not possess. No serious-minded believer will want to go into a relationship with an unbeliever or unserious Christian. That is why it would be a waste of time to keep praying for a spiritually sound partner when you personally do not have a strong relationship with God. When you make your ways right with God, He naturally blesses you with a good partner and wonderful family life. This is why the Bible says, But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).
Benefits of having a Triumphant Family
It is very important you understand that when you live in harmony, you are the primary beneficiary. Below are some of the benefits of marital harmony:
- Personal and career success: There is a building process meant to take place in the lives of the individuals that make up a family or household. Faulty foundations have resulted in members of the family being half-built, which always affects one’s progress in life. When you live in harmony with your spouse, you can plan with him, thereby moving forward in your family and enjoying personal and career success. Also, a harmonious family is a good place to enjoy personal and career success. God created the family to enjoy fruitfulness in all area. Marriage is designed to help maximise your life because God does not take His people backwards; He takes them forward. Among other things, God has designed marriage to enable you grow to your maximum. So, when you live in harmony in your family, you are the primary beneficiary. How does this work? The Bible states how wonderful it is to live in harmony, And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do (Genesis 11:6). When a man and a woman agree to build a home, both of them are dedicated to each other, love each other, support each other and encourage each other, and as such, they enhance each other’s performance; they want to please God, and they will always want to do what is right. There are some jobs that when someone applies for, they are asked if they are married? This is because some level of responsibility is attached to marriage. So, because both of them are dedicated to each other and have agreed to build a home, this generally affects their performance in life. It affects their performance at work and career; that way, they become the primary beneficiary of a harmonious family life. For instance, if a man leaves home with trouble and concerns, he carries those problems with him to his workplace. He may not even have to discuss those problems with his colleagues, but you will find out that those problems will automatically affect his performance. That is why if there is harmony in the home, it becomes the good ground on which to enjoy personal and career success.
- Church Building: We are all aware that the church of Jesus Christ is made up of families. Every member of the church represents a specific family here on earth. Individual families make up the church. When I talk about the church, I mean the body of Christ at large. So, when families enjoy harmony in the home, automatically, there will be unity and harmony in the church.
- Nation Building: When families enjoy unity, it automatically affects the nation. There is so much negativism going on across the nations of the earth today. Every nation experiences a great deal of this negativism and at the root of it all is disharmony in the home. So, when the families or homes begin to enjoy harmony, it will affect the nations. Some time ago, I read the story of the man, John Owen, a British Anthropologist. He conducted some studies of over eight different civilisations that have come and gone, and in his studies, he found out something outstanding that runs through these eight civilisations. The fall of the families resulted in the fall of the nation. Therefore, if our nation must be built, the responsibility is on the church and you as an individual member representing a specific family on the earth.
However, success in the home begins by knowing God, the Creator of the universe. If you are not born again, you need to surrender your life to Christ. If you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and personal Saviour, say this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God, and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are born again and now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Therefore, read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21). With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace, in Jesus name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through email@example.com, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building a Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).